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  • In Favour of Corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board

    As a corporatised entity, the OFB will be in a far better position to respond to the market dynamics and face the competition effectively.

    August 21, 2019

    AK-203: A Boost for the Army and Make in India

    That the AK-203 would be produced in India with 100 per cent indigenous content in less than three years makes it a win-win deal for the Army and the Make in India initiative, with Ordnance Factory Korwa emerging as the biggest winner.

    March 11, 2019

    BEML Disinvestment: What about the other DPSUs and OFs?

    The BEML model of disinvestment needs to be applied to the rest of the Defence Public Sector Undertakings as well as Ordnance Factories.

    January 20, 2017

    Indian Defence Industry: An Agenda for Making in India

    Indian Defence Industry: An Agenda for Making in India
    • Publisher: Pentagon Press

    This book thoroughly probes the Indian Defence industry and the policies pertaining to it. Based on hard core evidence, it identifies the key shortcomings of this vital sector and provides a detailed roadmap for the Modi government’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ programme to succeed in defence production sector. Though written with a clear focus on influencing policy making, the book is presented in an accessible format to be easily understood by the wider strategic community.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-905-4,
    • Price: ₹. 995
    • E-copy available
    2016

    India’s Ordnance Factories: A Performance Analysis

    The ordnance factory organization has grown over the years and now consists of 39 factories with two more being set up. The organization, which dates back to the eighteenth century, has however not been able to rise up to the expectation of its prime customer. The paper argues that for the organization to be able function more efficiently, its management needs to be corporatised, as suggested by many, particularly the Kelkar Committee.

    April 2012

    Private Sector Challenge to Ordnance Factories

    Ordnance Factories constitute a major segment of India’s defence industrial set- up, whose other constituents are the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and varied Service-specific workshops, repair and maintenance establishments. The gross production of ordnance factories during the year 2005-06 was Rs. 8811.59 crores. Total sales including issues to armed forces and other agencies and civil trade in the same year was Rs. 6891.68 crores. This constitutes approximately 40 per cent of domestic supplies to the armed forces.

    July 17, 2008

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